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Friday, August 30, 2013

Simply Fabulous!

Here's a simply fabulous card made with the new Magnificent Maple stamp.  The set is a gift for one of my demonstrators who achieved $3,000 in sales.  It's quick and simple, but oh, so lovely, especially for fall.  I made the cute little gift box (also decorated with the Magnificent Maple) from the Envelope Liner Dies and tied with the Burlap Ribbon.  Here is a tutorial from Carol Lovenstein for making the box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z29W8O4utxw.  Note:  I made this box from the smallest Framelit and adjusted measurements.  My box lid is 5 5/16" square with score lines at 1 3/8" on all sides.

Then, of course, I had to make a matching envelope from the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper and the brand new, soon to be released Envelope Punch Board!  So very easy to create any size envelope with any paper you like!  And best of all, it's super light, easy to carry and only $19.95.  Pretty cool, huh?

Stamps:  Magnificent Maple (Holiday Catalog 131868), Million & One (126375-W, 126377-C)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP (Holiday Catalog 132184)
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze
Tools:  Envelope Liner Framelits Dies (Holiday Catalog 132172), Paper Snips (103579), Envelope Punch Board available Sept. 1 (133774)
Extras:  Burlap Ribbon (Holiday Catalog 132140), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425)

Monday, August 26, 2013


The opportunity for getting your personal Paper Pumpkin Kit at a 50% discount is almost gone!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity.  When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin by August 31, 2013, you will receive the Paper Pumpkin Kit for only $10/month for the first 2 months.  After that it returns to the regular price of $19.95.  Order yours today by going to http://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2046530.  This is a direct link to me as your demonstrator.  To register, simply click JOIN in the top right corner.  Then click PROMO CODE and type in PUMPKINDEAL.  The price should change to $10.  Click CONTINUE and add your name, email and mailing address.  You should see my name listed at the bottom as your demonstrator.  Click CONTINUE and you are done!  That's all there is to it!  You will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to set your personal password.  Finally, email me to let me know you have joined and I will enter your name into a drawing for an additional FREE Paper Pumpkin kit.  Be sure to follow the directions exactly or you may not be linked to me as your demonstrator and you may miss out on the $10 DEAL.  Don't hit the back or home buttons; that may take you out of my personal site and to the general public Paper Pumpkin site.  As long as you have your email correct, you may go back into your personal information at any time to make changes by using your password.  You may also choose to skip a month or cancel completely at any time.  But why would you want to do that???  It's so much fun to get that bright orange package in the mail and play with the products inside.

Paper Pumpkin is like a mini class delivered right to your door.  The projects are fun and simple--everything is included; all you need is adhesive.  Everything is cut and scored for you, so all you do is assemble.  Special elements are die cut on sticker sheets so you can just peel and stick.  You can follow the directions exactly or mix it up and create your own.  Here is a sample of the first kit you will receive--it even comes with the clear block!  I purposely created 4 different cards than the suggested pattern.  I spiced things up just a pinch by using Tempting Turquoise ink to stamp the greeting since it matched the buttons in the kit.  Then I added a small piece of Baker's Twine in the buttons tied into a bow.  On one card I did not use the included button, but instead used one of the Frosted Finishes Embellishments on page 28 of the Holiday Catalog (132150).  They are absolutely fabulous!!!

So order your Paper Pumpkin Kit today or you may contact me and I will process the registration for you.

These are my creations.  Which one is your favorite?

This was the suggested pattern.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Now you can create your own stamp images with this great new kit called Undefined.  YOU define how the stamp will look.  It comes with simple "how to" instructions and all the tools you need to make your own, creative stamp.  Order yours today!

Item #                 Description                   Price
133402       Undefined Stamp Carving Kit     $19.95
134808       Refill Kit                                   $  9.95
124236       Clear Mount Cling Foam             $10.95

*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Holiday Single Stamps!

Stampin' Up! has some great new Holiday Single Stamps available.  Click here to see the flyer.  Remember, these can each be purchased individually and are only available until January 31, 2014.  

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Oh What Fun!

Once again, I used the phrase Oh, What Fun! from a Christmas set in a non-Christmas card.  I just love that phrase!  I made a fun little envelope from the Envelope Liners Framelit with a clear Window Sheet front.  I taped the sides together with Washi Tape and filled it with confetti punched out of Red, Silver, and Champagne Glimmer Paper.  I colored the Silver Glimmer Paper with Bahama Breeze ink and a sponge dauber before punching out the shapes.  (It did make my ink pad a bit glittery.)  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Stamp:  Christmas Messages p. 34 Holiday Catalog (131790 wood, 131793 clear)
Paper:   Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Red, Silver, and Champagne Glimmer Paper, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit
Bling: Basic Rhinestones, Candy Dots (130931) and Brad Bases (132293)
Other:  Envelope Liner Framelits  p. 37 Holiday Catalog (132172), White Baker's Twine colored with Bahama Breeze Ink (124262), Gingham Garden Washi Tape (129314), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (132174), Dimensionals (104430), Stamping Sponge (101610)
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Paper Snips (103579), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Label Bracket Punch (132153)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Chevron Invitation

This is a simple invitation made with the new Chevron Punch and Venetian Romance DSP.  It needs a bit of bling to spice it up, but I wanted to share the simple idea with the Chevron.  I punched the Chevron shape with the new punch on the Very Vanilla paper, then stamped it with Gorgeous Grunge.  I added the sentiment from Christmas Messages in the new Holiday Catalog on an angle at the bottom.  (Think outside the box--it's not just for Christmas!)  Then I punched the Chevron shape out in Calypso Coral paper and adhered them in between the negative image chevron.  Simply adhering the decorated Very Vanilla piece to some Venetian Romance DSP and then to the card base made it simple.  I really think it could use some bling from the Frosted Finishes Embellishments in the Holiday Catalog--perhaps in the bottom right corner.  I would have added it originally, but I wanted to keep it simple and flat for easy mailing.  I also wanted to feature the Chevron as the main focus of the invitation.

To make the chevron point at the bottom of the paper, I used the Diagonal Scoring Plate and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to draw where the cut needed to be so it would be even.  Then I just placed the score line on the track in my Stampin' Trimmer and gave it a quick slice.  Worked every time!

Paper:  Isand Indigo, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral
Stamps:  Christmas Messages p.34 Holiday Catalog  (131790 wood, 131793 clear), Gorgeous Grunge (130514 wood, 130517 clear)
Other:  Simply Scored with Diagonal Plate (122334 and 125586), Stampin' Trimmer (129407), Chevron Border Punch p. 23 Holiday Catalog (132154)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More Chalk Talk!

Here's a totally different look created with the fabulous Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Framelits Die.  This is a square 4" x 4" note card made with Island Indigo card stock and Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  What a lovely sentiment!

Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk (130631 wood, 130634 clear)  Get the Bundle! (132731 wood, 132730 clear)
Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments:  Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126876)
Special Tools:  Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859)
Other:  Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (401332)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Another Gorgeous Grunge Birthday Card

Here is another very fun and sweet birthday card made with the Gorgeous Grunge and Bring On The Cake Stamp Sets.  Here I added a tiny bit of the new Coastal Cabana Ruffled ribbon as an accent.  For the inside sentiment, I used the really fun Yipee-Skipee! Stamp Set.  I really love the way it turned out!  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment.

Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched (Hostess Set 129699 wood, 129672 clear), Bring On The Cake (128490                         wood, 121958 clear), Yipee-Skipee! (131341 wood, 131344 clear)
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch trim (130024)
Other:  Dimensionals (104430), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Chalk Talk and Modern Medley

This beautiful card is made with the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Matching Die.  The stark neutral pattern is broken only by a tiny pop of color with a Brights Designer Button adhered with 2 little Glue Dots.  I think the effect is stunning.  This is the swap card I made for a group of my Stamp Club ladies.  Note:  The black detail strips are Basic Black paper, not ribbon.  It is such a classy card, but very quick and easy to assemble.  Please leave me your comments.

Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk (130631 wood, 130634 clear)  Get the Bundle! (132731 wood, 132730 clear)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Embellishments:  Brights Designer Buttons (130028)
Other:  Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL adhesive (104332)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge Birthday

Here is a fun card using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and a bit of the new Season of Style Washi Tape.  This is a great way to utilize a holiday product for everyday cards.  I really enjoyed playing with the new Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in this card.  It made me feel so very creative!  To color the White Baker's Twine, I pressed it into a Coastal Cabana stamp pad with a Stampin' Sponge.

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (130514 wood, 130517 clear); Tag It (130300 wood, 130303 clear), Hello Lovely (130240 wood, 130243 clear), gifts of Kindness (130441 wood, 130444 clear)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Crisp Canteloupe, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishment:  Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262)
Cutting Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Paper Snips (103579)
Other:  Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), Season of Style Washi Tape (132155 Holiday Seasonal Catalog), Stampin' Sponge (101610)

 I did another version of this card angling the little arrow and like that much better.  I also used Coastal Cabana Core'dinations paper for the arrow and sanded it to give it a softer appearance--LOVED that look.  (I didn't have the Core'dinations paper when I made the first one.)  And I added a Very Vintage Designer Button that I threaded the Baker's Twine through.  Since I got a smudge of ink on the button, I found it made an interesting color to just dab my sponge with Coastal Cabana ink onto the button.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which one you like better.